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Alexander Hamilton Latimer
Full Name: Alexander Hamilton Latimer
Date of birth: January 16, 1834
Date of death: January 13, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Eastland, Palo Pinto, Stephens

(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Prohibition democrat, 1/12/1887, p. 2. San Antonio Daily Express.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • A.H. Latimer. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Judge Alexander Hamilton Latimer, birth date 1/16/1934, death date 1/13/1919 on grave marker, biographical sketch, burial in Arapaho Cemetery, Arapaho, Custer County, Oklahoma. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, Alexander M. Latimer, p. 149. Born 1/16/1836 in Carrol County, Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • "Ten days ago this county was completely in the hands of the Dark-Lanternites . . . Lattimer, the candidate of the Dark-Lanternites, being elected in the district by a small majority . . . Much ill-feeling has been engendered as a result of the election, but it is to be hoped that all will quietly submit to the will of the majority," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 11/6/1866, p. 1. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Alexander H. Latimer - born in Carroll county, Tennessee, 1/16/1834; died in Arapaho, Oklahoma, 1/13/1919. FamilySearch.
  • Alexander Hamilton Latimer, birth date 1/16/1834, death date 1/13/1919, interment in Arapaho Cemetery, Arapaho, Oklahoma. "Allied families of Roger Mills County, OK (& Greater Area) Name Index." Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • In 1886, members of the Farmers' Alliance and the Knights of Labor formed an Anti-Monopoly Party, "which the hostile mainstream press dubbed the 'Dark Lantern' Party." Turnout for the party's convention was so limited the party was unable to produce platform or nominate a state ticket. However, "the Tarrant County farmer-labor coalition did succeed in electing a state legislator in November." p. 84-88. Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists: Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South, 2007.
  • Alexander M. Latimer. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Antimonopolist political party dubbed "dark lantern" described in "The Texas Dark Lantern Ticket," 11/2/1886, p. 5, New York Times.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Memorial Resolution for Hon. B. Rush Plumley  
    Public Printing  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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